The mega-million investments improving the Palms continue, with a high-priced upgrade in the works for the Bistro Buffet. Over the weekend, the former 24 Seven Cafe was replaced by Lucky Penny, an updated version of a round-the-clock casino coffee shop. During the six-month renovation, the buffet had been serving all night long.
Soon, the buffet will close and begin a complete overhaul of its 9,685-square-foot space on the edge of the casino floor. For construction costs alone, the Palms has allocated an estimated budget of $5.8 million, to change the entire dining area with new furniture, walls, ceiling finishes and electrical and lighting fixtures. Even with a seven-figure price-tag, the project is leaving all the existing kitchen equipment intact.
A new name is yet to be unveiled and the resort is only willing to reveal the space will be transformed into a “food hall” when it debuts this December. A precise closing date for the existing buffet had not yet been announced, but is expected to be very soon.
Next on the property, Social Table, featuring poolside dining, craft beers, grilled dishes and “bar favorites,” will debut mid-July inside the former home of Hooters.